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The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (BKY).
 

Fall Budget Sheet for Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (BKY)
Fall Budget Sheet for Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies (BKY)
Budget Item Cost
Tuition (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $23,708.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,376.00
Billable subtotal:  $26,084.00
Meals   $2,000.00
Personal Expenses   $1,000.00
Local Transportation   $720.00
Potential Travel to Consulate for Visa***   $0.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,500.00
Round Trip Flight from Home to Gateway City***   $0.00
Program Fee   $5,500.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $10,720.00
Total: $36,804.00
Notes:
This cost estimate was completed on April 10, 2017 for the fall 2017 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change.

Exchange rate: 95 Japanese Yen (JPY) = $1.00 USD (per KCJS Budget Sheet).

Program Fee: The program fee covers the cost of some program activities and either the homestay with two meals a day plus a daily allowance for lunch OR a shared apartment with a daily allowance for lunch. The $5500 program fee will be billed to the student directly; payment should be remitted directly to Columbia University.

Meals: On top of the program fee, students who choose the apartment option should budget $2000 for meals, as included in the estimated budget above (calculated at $500/month for 4 months). Students who choose the homestay option should budget $1000 for snacks and occasional meals out (calculated at $250/month for 4 months).

Visa: Students may need to travel to a consulate to apply for and/or pick up a visa. These are additional variable costs, to be calculated individually by the student.

Roundtrip Flight from Gateway City: The flight expense listed above is the estimated cost of a round trip ticket from the gateway city of New York to Kyoto.  However, you may depart from the city of your choice.
***Students living outside the gateway city may need to arrange for a connecting flight to a gateway city at an additional variable cost, to be calculated individually by the student.

Expense estimates were sourced from those published by Columbia University for the KCJS program in their fees table.  Visit this link for more information on how Penn Abroad prepares program budget sheets.
* Billable item